There are 4 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Ilfracombe by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$129 - $228

Cheapest option

Fly, train, bus  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Exeter (EXT) LCY - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter Central to Barnstaple
  3. Take the bus from Barnstaple, Station Entrance to Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park

$92 - $319

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Ilfracombe National Express

$92 - $117

Drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Ilfracombe 211.7 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The distance between London Paddington Station and Ilfracombe is 173 miles. The road distance is 211.7 miles.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Ilfracombe without a car is to train which takes 5 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from London Paddington Station to Ilfracombe, including transfers.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Ilfracombe is to train which takes 5 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Exeter Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Paddington Station to Ilfracombe is 212 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to drive from London Paddington Station to Ilfracombe.

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Flybe offers flights from London City Airport to Exeter Airport.

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There are 526+ hotels available in Ilfracombe. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from London Paddington Station to Ilfracombe.
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  • Distance: 172.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and Ilfracombe, England?

You can take a train from London Paddington Station to Ilfracombe via Exeter St Davids, Barnstaple, and Barnstaple, Station Entrance in around 5 h 55 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Paddington Station to Ilfracombe once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $80 and the journey takes 5 h 20 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $190
Train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Train from Exeter Central to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Ilfracombe
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Barnstaple, Station Entrance to Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Filers Travel
Website
filers.co.uk
Bus from Barnstaple, Station Entrance to Ilfracombe, Marlborough Road
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
filers.co.uk

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